Infomancy n. 1.The field of magic related to the conjuring of information from the chaos of the universe. 2.The collection of terms, queries, and actions related to the retrieval of information from arcane sources.

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Books are, and will be…

September 23rd, 2009 by infomancy

This comes from an ongoing discussion on the AASLForum mailing list – e-mail thread from the archive. Following up on David’s comments about refocusing attention on the larger supported concept of reading as opposed to the individual container of the printed book, it is interesting to place this conversation in the larger stream of writing [...]

Administrative Guide to School Libraries – DRAFT

November 12th, 2007 by infomancy

Here is an Administrators’ Guide to School Libraries that I created as part of an independent study over the summer. I was waiting for the new standards to be released before throwing out a first draft. This is very much a Creative Commons document wherein I am trying to help speak for libraries as a [...]

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September 28th, 2007 by infomancy

I am working on transferring a domain name and so am winding my way through the overly complicated process trying to follow all the directions most carefully. So, imagine my confusion when I got an e-mail from the current domain registrar: If you want to proceed with this transfer, you do not need to respond [...]

Thinking Creatively

September 19th, 2007 by infomancy

One of my favorite non-library blogs, Copyblogger, has a great post today about creative thinking: Do You Recognize These 10 Mental Blogs to Create Thinking? This goes way beyond the traditional “thinking outside the box” as Brian Clark explains, People like to call this “thinking outside of the box,” which is the wrong way to [...]

Two and a half years

August 27th, 2007 by infomancy

Two and a half years later, I am once again sitting in the hall waiting for the first class session of a new semester. I braved the craziness that is the bookstore parking lot on the first evening of classes. After escaping that madhouse, I once again found a parking space not too distant from [...]